Before you arrive at Durham University International Study Centre, you need to complete all the tasks in our pre-arrival checklist.
For more information about arriving in the UK please download our pre-arrival guide.
Contact us with any questions, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
View Fees to see what you need to pay to confirm your offer and to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).
You can apply for your UK study visa once we have issued you with your CAS. Contact us if you have any questions.
Please confirm your accommodation with our Accommodation Team as soon as possible.
You can book your travel to the UK when you receive your visa. You should fly to Newcastle or Durham Tees Valley and should aim to arrive at your accommodation up to two days before the start of term. If you are a new student, term starts on Thursday, 4th January. If you fly to Newcastle on either 2nd or 3rd January, we can arrange a coach transfer for you. Alternatively, we can book you a taxi transfer from the airport. You will need to complete the Arrivals Form and return it to us (by 15th December if you would like to take advantage of the coach transfer).
For transfer fees, view Fees.
It is essential that all international students have health, medical and personal insurance. Find out more about StudyCare insurance.
Bring essential clothing for all weather conditions, including a warm coat. There is no dress code at the International Study Centre, so bring comfortable clothes like jeans, t-shirts and jumpers. Stockton-on-Tees has plenty of shops where you can buy any other clothing you need.
You can buy anything else you need when you arrive in Stockton-on-Tees. The Teesside shopping centre is close to Queen’s Campus and has a wide range of shops where you can buy clothes, shoes, home furnishings, electrical items and groceries.
Read our arrival guide to find out what to do once you have confirmed your place, what to pack and what it’s like to live and study in the UK.
I like that Queen’s Campus is small. I think it’s actually an advantage because you see all your friends and it’s good for community spirit. My favourite spot is definitely the café because it’s just nice to hang out with your friends.
from Austria studying Psychology